Since the beginning of the 00s, Telespazio has been supporting the execution of scientific experiments in microgravity conditions on the International Space Station (ISS).

In particular, Telespazio was responsible for the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) in the European module Columbus of the ISS from 2008 to 2014.

During the Beyond mission (2019-2020) of the Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, Telespazio managed, jointly with the prime contractor Argotec, five of the seven experiments in the sectors of medicine, biology and physics carried out in orbit.

Telespazio’s site in Naples houses and manages the Control Centre that followed the phases of the various experiments, with simultaneous connection with scientific teams in Italy and with the international centres of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.

Italian experiments can be conducted on the International Space Station thanks to an agreement between the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and NASA and a specific collaboration agreement with ESA.